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Refugees in Egypt: Sisi’s political trump card

The Egyptian officials have highlighted growing refugee numbers in Egypt. In 2016, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi stated at the G20 summit that Egypt hosts over five million refugees and migrants. Then in 2020, Al-Sisi put the number of Syrian refugees and migrants in Egypt at 500,000.

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Sisi: Private sector can invest as much as the state in Egypt economy

Egypt is ready to let the private sector participate in all projects to build the country, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Wednesday, in what many believe is a response to billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris’ criticism that the state should be a “regulator, not an owner” in such endeavours.

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Arab despots may have won the battle, but the struggle is not yet over

This was the year when a state funeral was held for the Arab Spring. Governments and parliaments that were either dominated or supported by Islamists, and others who gained power through the ballot box, have been thrown out in Tunisia and Morocco.

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Egypt’s prisons are hell. No ‘deep fake’ PR video can hide that

On October 28, Egypt’s Interior Ministry released a slick, heavily produced video showcasing a new state-of-the-art prison mega-complex. The Wadi El Natrun Correctional and Rehabilitation Center complex is supposed to replace 12 prisons that currently hold 25 percent of the country’s total estimated prison population of 114,000 – tens of …

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